Montana Eased Regulations for Keystone XL After Lobbying by TransCanada

https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/07/31/keystone-xl-pipeline-montana-lobbying-transcanada

As President Trump’s State Department took steps to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, the project’s owner, TransCanada, lobbied on two bills in Montana which will ease the company’s regulatory burden in the state. Those bills, HB 365 and SB 109, moved along in the state’s legislature with no media coverage despite the state being the first crossed in the pipeline’s proposed journey from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska. HB 365, which passed in May, will allow TransCanada to escape civil liability for any potential damages suffered by its contracted land surveyors. Meanwhile, SB 109 would have required environmental reviews for infrastructure projects in Montana to consider impacts beyond state lines, but failed to pass. Click here for reuse options! Tags: TransCanadaKeystone XLSteve BullockKeystone Pipeline Systemtar sandsoil sandsbitumendilbitAlbertaMontanaDonald Trump

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